Oh dear, this week is killing me, it is SO hot over here.
The winter (and bad weather in general) was very long this year over here in Germany, so many people complained to the fullest, on the news, on every social network I can imagine…
Even I complained 3 weeks ago, on Instagram, that I had to get my scarf “Schaly” out again.
But in general: I love the heat when I am on vacation, but certainly not in the city, when I am working.
This is really exhausting.
Any people who are with me on this one?
Things will go round and round here on the blog today!
I will show you how to make Swirl Cake Pops!
Many how-to photos will hopefully make it easy for you to make these cute pops in no time!
Let’s do it:
- Prep Time 20 minutes
- Baking Time 10 minutes in freezer / 30min in refrigerator
- Difficulty Easy
For the Cake Pops:
- Ready made Cake Pops – if you need a recipe and a visual tutorial, click here.
- microwave safe bowl
- Candy Melts of your choice
- sanding sugar
- Wilton Decorating Tips:
Wilton Decorating Round Icing Tip #4 or Icing Tip #2
- Icing/Pastry Bags
- styrofoam block for cake pops to dry
- Lollipop plastic covers
- ribbon for tying
Additional Items you may want to get:
If problems occur while making cake pops, please read my Cake Pops 101 Troubleshooting Guide – maybe you’ll find the answer to your problem!
- Prepare yourself before you actually start.
Get everything out on the counter you need, so you do not stress yourself in the middle of the decorating process.
- 1. Now melt your candy wafers in your microwave in 30 seconds intervals.
- 2. Now add the Wilton tip to your icing bag and fill it with melted candy melts.
- 3. I usually have 2 methods to make swirls on cake pops:
Number 1 is a method where I will start to swirl right on top (middle) of the cake pop and work my way all the way around the cake pop, in one motion.
Can be a little challenging at first.
- 4. Method Number 2 is a little different. I do not pipe the line in one motion, I stop in between.
When I start to squeeze the icing bag, I hold the cake pop under the stream of melted candy, while I continue to squeeze.
See here the step by step photos:
- 5. What’s left to do: As soon as you are done piping, hurry with the sanding sugar and sprinkle it on the piped lines (those thin lines will dry quite quickly).
Note: If the candy melts are not smooth enough, please add a tiny bit of vegetable oil until you reach your desired consistency. For further questions, visit my Troubleshooting Guide.
Here is an animated gif that will show it much better:
Animated gifs don’t lie:
And you’re done!
You can make way thinner swirls as well, and even without sanding sugar those look so so cute, have a look:
Especially in pink, it would make a super nice gift for a girlfriend’s birthday party!
Have fun swirling around, you guys :)
Wishing you all a sweet rest of the week!